• HEALTH INFORMATION
     

     

    Things to Note:

     

    Attendance

    Parents can log into the Parent Portal and enter their child's absence instead of calling the school.  Similar to calling in and stating the reason for the absence, you will go in, mark your child as absent, enter the reason for the absence (illness, vacation, etc.) and indicate when you expect your child to return.  Just as you would when you called in the past, you will send in a note/medical note and if the documentation reflects as such, the absence will be changed to an excused absence.

     

    Chapstick

    Chapstick cannot be brought to school without a doctor's order. It may be applied before coming to school, after school & before bedtime for relief of chapped lips .

     

    Contact Information

    If you have any changes in phone numbers, please send current information to the front office

     

    Cough Drops

    Cough drops cannot be brought to school without a doctor's note. Your child may carry a water bottle to help the situation.

      

    Field Trips

    If a child has daily medications, an Epi-Pen, an inhaler or specific PRN medications, the parent/guardian will be asked to attend the field trip. If you are unable to attend, please contact the school nurse.

     

    Gym/Recess Excuses

    Parents/guardians may write an excuse from physical activity for up to two days. After two days, a medical note is needed. If a parent/guardian or physician writes an excuse from physical activities for gym class, please write a note if you want your child to sit outside or inside at recess . You may write it on the note itself. Students may sit outside and enjoy the weather with their friends at recess and not participate in gym class. A quick note by the parent/guardian can eliminate phone calls.

     

    Handwashing

    Handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Please go over this with your child & encourage them to wash their hands often.

      

    Head Injuries

    Head injuries can occur at any time during play or sports.  A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.  You can't see a concussion.  Signs and symptoms of a concussion can show up after an injury or may not appear until hours or days after an injury.  Signs and symptoms include: headache, nausea/vomiting, double vision, changes in vision, sensitivity to light/sound, feels slugish or foggy, difficulty with concentration and short term memory loss, sleep disturbances and/or irritablity.  If you suspect that your child has had a concussion or has these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.  http://www.cdc.gov/

     

    Lice

    If your child is positive for head lice, or you are unsure about your child having head lice, contact the school nurse. This way, I can follow up with your child, and I can assist you with further information.

     

    Medication

    If you wish to have medication in the nurse's office, please call me, so I can send you the appropriate paperwork. Medications cannot be carried to school by the child. Medication includes over the counter medicines or nutritional supplements, vitamins,cough drops and lip balm.

     

    Medical Concerns/Physicals/Immunizations 

    If you have specific health concerns about your child, please put that information in writing and send it in to the nurse's office. If there are any changes to your childs' health status(such as: a new diagnosis, physical or immunizations) please send in documentation to the school nurse. 

     

    Screenings

    Screenings for vision, hearing and blood pressure will be performed on all students.  If you receive a referral, please call your physician & have the referral completed & returned to the nurse's office. If you do not have vision insurance and you receive a referral, please contact me, so I can give you information about the Lion's Club. They have helped our students receive free eye care.

     

    Strep

    If a strep test is performed on your child and comes back positive, please call the school nurse.

     
    Temperature

    A child will be excluded from school if their temperature > 100.F.

    A child may only return to school once their temperature returns to normal(below 100.F) for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication. ( Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen).

      

    Vomiting/Diarrhea

    If a child has vomiting or diarrhea, he/she should be excluded from school until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.